Friday, March 20, 2015
Host: Jack Antonoff
Location: Austin, TX
Hopefully you've been stocking up on sunscreen, because the mtvU Woodie Awards are back! The 2015 show will premiere live from Austin, Texas during the SXSW Music Festival on Friday, March 20, 2015, and is bringing yet another incredible batch of on-stage acts and top-notch presenters.
So who will be your trusty Woodie Awards host this year? Fear not, festival-goers, because it's none other than Jack Antonoff! The Bleachers frontman is already a Woodies veteran thanks to some unforgettable past performances, and this year he'll take it up a notch by actually hosting the big show. Get pumped, because knowing Jack it'll be nothing short of amazing.
As if that wasn't exciting enough, the Woodies will also proudly welcome a group of some pretty sweet performers to the stage. In addition to the show getting a big dose of Big Sean, London electro-pop trio and 2015 Woodie Award nominee Years & Years will make its U.S. TV debut with a live performance. Pretty cool, no? Well, the fun doesn't stop there. Wiz Khalifa, Zoe Kravitz, Tove Lo, The Fat Jew, and Marina & The Diamonds will be on hand to present awards throughout the night.
In addition to seeing some seriously sick performances and presenters, the best part about the Woodies is when your favorite musicians take home a much-deserved award, right? To be 100% certain that happens, make sure to head on over to the voting page to cast your digital ballot for the artists you think should go home with a coveted Woodie award. From deciding who had the coolest video of the year to naming the best college radio station in the country, only you can decide who takes home top honors.
Even though the Woodies are nearly upon us, there's still a little time to reminisce about everything that went down at the 2014 Woodie Awards. Lil Wayne opened the Woodies and got the audience hyped for some 'huge mother****in' artists,' which included a delicious performance of 'Chocolate' by swoon-worthy Brit band The 1975, and a short-shorts, confetti and balloon-filled appearance from Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, when they performed the undisputed song of the summer, 'Fancy.' The sun may have set on the 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards, but look on the bright side y'all - there's only a few short weeks until the 2015 show! To make sure you do all your Woodie Awards research, take a look at the photo highlights from last year, watch the entire 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards show on demand, and be sure to check back here for more updates!